March 5, 2009

The Religion of the Moon "God"


(By A.C)
The Babylonian MOON-GOD is located in the British Museum, Babylonian Room, Case B. It is a humanoid form seated on a throne having a crescent moon in front of the moon god's head.
INTRODUCTION
Have you ever wondered why the crescent Moon is the symbol of Islam? Why do Muslims put a crescent Moon on top of their mosques and minarets? Why do flags of Islamic nations have the crescent Moon? Why do Muslims put a crescent Moon on their caps?
The Religion of the Moon
The picture of the Babylonian Moon-God found on a cylinder seal in the British Museum is from an archeological discovery from the Middle East, which is now on display at the British Museum. Throughout the Fertile Crescent from Egypt to Turkey, archeologists have dug up hundreds of little idols with a crescent Moon sitting on their head. In ancient pagan temples, there are walls with pictures of a god sitting on a throne with a crescent Moon over his head. At times there are several stars placed near the Moon to symbolize the daughters of the Moon god.

The Connection

By this time, you are beginning to realize that there must be a connection between the ancient pagan religion of the worship of the god and Islam. And you are correct. Before Mohammed (if he ever really existed) was ever born, the Arabs worshipped 360 pagan gods housed in the Kabah in Mecca. One of the pagan gods they worshipped was the Moon god who was married to the Sun goddess. The stars were their children.

The Rituals of the Moon

People worshipped the Moon god by bowing in prayer toward Mecca several times a day. They would make a pilgrimage to Mecca and run around a pagan stone temple called the Kabah seven times; slit the throat of a sheep; and throw stones at the devil. They gave alms to the poor in honor of the Moon god. They fasted during the month, which began with the appearance of the crescent Moon in the sky and closed when the crescent Moon reappeared. They put the symbol of the crescent Moon on the walls of their homes and on their clothing. This Moon religion was the pagan religion in which Mohammed was reared.

"Wait a second", you may be saying to yourself, "the ancient religious rituals of the Moon are what the Muslims are still practicing today! The Muslims bow in prayer toward Mecca. They make a pilgrimage to Mecca and run around the Kabah seven times. They are still slitting the throats of sheep and throwing stones at the devil. They even have the fast of Ramadan, which begins and ends with the crescent Moon. If this is true, then what we today call the "pillars of Islam" is nothing more than the pagan rituals of the Moon god!!"

Archeologists have discovered that the name of the Moon god in Arabia was "Al-ilah" which was later shortened to "Allah." His consort was the Sun goddess and their daughters wer called "the daughters of Allah." The names of the "daughters of Allah" as given in the Qur`an are Lat, Uzza and Manat (Surah 53:19-20). They are the stars next to the symbol of the Moon.

The Mystery Solved

The mystery is now solved. Where did Islam get the crescent Mon symbol which sits on top of its mosques and is displayed on its flags? From the religion of the Moon god. Where did Islam get the name of its god? From the Moon god, Allah. How sad it is to see people ignorantly bowing down toward Mecca and praying toward the Moon god Allah. Muslims are actually worshipping demons according to the Bible (I Cor. 10:20).

The Religion of the Bible

How different is the religion of the Patriarchs, prophets, apostles and Jesus. They did not worship the Moon god Allah or practice any of its rituals. This is why Islam and its god Allah are never mentioned in the Bible. There is but one, true, living, eternal, triune Being who is God by nature and Maker of heaven and earth. The name of this one true God is the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit (Matt. 28:20); not Allah!!

Related Story:
Allah - the Moon God

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

weayyyiii gud!! Gud Gud ! "gud sayisema meskerem ayteba" neber terretu. Ahun gin beyekenu gud yasseman jemer? Yigermal alemaweq endet chelema naw bakachihu?

Mr gudegnaw blogger please read before you ever try to write something here or open your mouth in public. I thought you were hate monger but now I found out that you are also very very ignorant. Not surprising, one always complement the other.

FYI Muslims started to use crescent/moon in 1200 century during the war with barbaric crusaders. It was used to identify Muslim structures from homes and other buildings. It was meant to avoid collateral damage during the conduct of war. As a tradition it continued to be used by some people in some mosques. NOT ALL MOSQUES HAVE CRESCENT. And above all it has NO RELIGIOUS VALUE OR PRESCRIPTION. Muslims do not adore, kiss, bow or ... to crescent.

Anonymous said...

Dear confused/scared hatemongering pal-talk soldier of Ethiopian
Misguiding or misinformation it does not help Ethiopian orthodox. In this 21 century every information is in a day light u can’t hide anything. If u want the truth u need clear MIND and HEART.
If u have the proof show the proof from Islamic BOOK
Why u are wasting your time to explain some thing u do not have a clue? Why do u not try to explain about ur Orthodox or nearly 100 Christian symbols and types of Christian symbolism
Any way were did JESUS peace be upon him say to were a cross?
STAR AND CRESCENT
The star and crescent is a well-known symbol of Islam. It features prominently on the flags of many countries in the Islamic world, notably Turkey and Pakistan.
Contrary to popular belief, the symbol is not Muslim in origin. Rather, it was a polytheistic icon adopted during the spread of Islam, and its use today is sometimes controversial in the Muslim world.
The crescent and star are often said to be Islamic symbols, but historians say that they were the insignia of the Ottoman Empire, not of Islam as a whole.
It is important to keep in mind that Islam has few traditional symbols, and the crescent moon and star are not ones that are recognized by as traditional symbols by Muslims. The symbol is due to cultural diffusion and the spread of Islam to the Ottoman Turks who ruled a large area and also put the crescent moon and star symbol on their flag. It has since become associated with Islam.

Mikael said...

Hey,

Just calm down. The blogger wrote what he/she is aught to write. If you have anything to say, write!!!!!

G. Mikael

Anonymous said...

Christianity is about love and mercy, deje selam shows hate by posting an old news,the person even have mental problem is deje selam standing for chirstianity? is that the exmple of Jesus? hate is not the answer but healthy dialog.let us love each other not hate each other I am muslim and I do Love my christian brothers please do the same.peace...love.

Anonymous said...

ayaya,please all muslim please read ur books-sehihi bucheri
vol.2 book 26-no.673 ur profit kiss the black ston
vol.2 book 26 no.686-the black stone as medicin,and who can't get birth,they will geht child by making sex around the black stone
vol.4 book 55 no.657 the life of muhamed in the hand of jesus.
vol.8 book 82 no.749-if somebody sick ur prophit orderd to drink the urine of cammel kkkkk&....then your prophite was also for 3 years under devile...pls wake up before too lat is...

Anonymous said...

Dejeselam get desperate

We know you opened pal talk room and not a success story for you. We beat you in religious dialog and you cannot bring a single proof but just Insult that is what you have mastered as profession. Any way those who disrespect others don't have respect for themselves that is all. good try misinformation an old story of enemy of Islam. however I asure you falshood can not stand at the same time with truth. come to the room we will asure you that. see you in Ethiopian Muslims v Christians room

Anonymous said...

ሰላም ደጀሰላሞች ከስማችሁ ጋ የማይሄድ ጠብ አጫሪነት ስራችሁ ካደረጋችሁ ውላችሁ አድራችኋል።
ብዙ ጊዜ በማይመለከታችሁ ጉዳይ ዘላችሁ ትገባላችሁ!ብትተው አይሻላችሁም።ሙስሊሞች ስለመስቀል እና ስለ ታቦት አመጣጥ ታሪክ እና አሁን ያሉበትን ሁኔታ ቢያስረዱአችሁ ጨንጓራችሁ መፍጨት እንደሚያቆም እናውቃለን።
ስለ ጨረቃ እና ኮከብ ብዙ ተፈላስፋችኋል። የ እናንተ አጀንዳ እንኳ አልነበረም።ማወቅ ከፈለጋችሁ ለሙስሊሞች በጥያቄ መልክ ማቅረብ ትችሉ ነበር ።
በመሰረቱ ግን ጨረቃን አይተን እንድንጾም እና ጨረቃን አይተን እንድንገድፍ ኢስላም አዝዞናል።ይህም የቀን እና የሌሊትን ሚዛናዊ በሆነ መልኩ እንዲፌራረቁ ያደረገው ፈጣሪያችን እሱ ለሚፈልገው ጉዳይ ወይም ሚስጥር ጾም የምንጀምርበት እና የምንጨርስበት ጨረቃን በማየት እንደሆነ አዝዞናል።ይህ ትእዝቃዝ ነው፡፤እንፈጽመዋልን።ይህ ማለት ጨረቃን ማምለክ ወይም ኮከብን ማምለክ አይደለም።ይህንን ሙስሊም ያልሆኑት እንኳ ጠንቅቀው ያውቁታል።

እናም ጠብ አጫሪነቱ ይቅርባችሁ

Anonymous said...

አሁን ማን ይሙት ከናንተ በላይ ጠብ አጫሪ አለ ሌባ እናት ልጁን አታምንም እንደሚባለዉ ሁሉንም ከራሳችሁ ጋር ለማመሳሰል ባትጥሩ ይሻላችኁል፤ ደግሞስ ለእኛ ለኦርቶዶክሳዉያን ከእኛ በላይ አዉቃችሁ ስለመስቀል እና ስለ ታቦት ልትነገሩን እናንተ ለኛ? በጣም ይገርማችኁል በደንብ ጠንቅቀን እናዉቃለን፤፤ስለምናዉቅም ነዉ ዕኮ በቤተ መቅደሳችን የኃይማኖት አባቶቻችንን፤ እናቶቻችንን፤ ወንድሞቻችንን፤እህቶቻችንን ስታረዱቸዉ ዝም ያልናችሁ እንጅ ድራሻችሁ ነበር የሚጠፋዉ፤፤ ይልቅስ እናንተ ጠብ ከመጫር(ከማጫር)ብትታቀቡ ይሻላችኁል፤፤
ደጀሰላም እዉነትን ባስነበበን ምን አድርግ ነዉ የምትሉት፤ጣታችሁን ወደ እናንተ አዙሩ
ደጀሰላማዉን እወዳችኁለሁ እዉነትን እንድሁ አስነብቡን
እግዚአብሔር ይጠብቃችኁ

Anonymous said...

እናነተ እሱ ያነበበውን ቢጽፍ ለምን ትናደዳላችሁ እውነት ካልሆነ። እናንተ የፈለጋችሁን ነገር ስለታቦት እና መስቀል ብትጽፉ አንናደድም ለምን እውነታውን ስለምናውቀው ደግሞም በሀይል አይደለም ክርስቲያን የሆነው አንብበን ተረድተን በፍቅር እንጅ እናንተም ለመረዳት መጣሩ ጥሩ ነው ።እሱ ከልቡ አፍልቆ አልጻፈውም ብዙዎቹ የተመራመሩበትን እንጅ ነገር ግን ለማያውቁት ለማሳወቅ ነው የጣረው። እኔ ግን ካወቅኩ ብዙ ጊዜየ ስለሆነ አልገረመኝም።ስለዚህ አትናደዱ

Anonymous said...

Here is the TRUTH ABOUT MOON IN ISLAM:

You Ortho. christians continue to close your eyes and ears. You are cheating yourselves by trying to connect the purely Monotheistic Islam with moon god. This is purely the work of Dr. Robert Morey who is an enemy of Islam. What do you say if I show you a Hadith and verse from the Holy Qur'an that Muslims are not ordered to worship moon?
1. "And from among His (Allah's) Signs are the night and the day, and the sun and the moon. Prostrate not to the sun nor to the moon, but prostrate to Allah Who created them, if you (really) worship Him." (Qur'an 41:37)
2. When the Prophet Muhammed(peace be upon him) saw the new moon he said, "O Allah, make the new moon rise on us with security, faith,safety and Islam. My Lord and Your Lord is Allah." (Al-Thirmidhi 763)
3. Islam has no religious symbols, Islamic symbols nor icons. However, "The star and crescent" was first hoisted on behalf of the Muslims by Mahomet II after the capture of Constantinople in 1453 CE.
Hey, you orthodox fanatics, what do say now after this evidence?
Moon in Islam is used only for calendar like Lunar Calendar of China, etc.

Negash Mulugeta said...

Muslims say they are better than the rest. At the same time, if you look around, they live in permanent fear and paranoia. They don't allow fellow Muslims to change their religion, they don't tolerate to live alongside folks of different denominations. They insult, terrorize and kill innocent Christians wherever they find. Even in the Web, you all see it how apprehensive, more fearful they sound when they try to defend their faith. If they are the best, then what are they afraid of?

I believe, Muslims suffer from a strong sense of superiority, despite spiritual, intellectual and technical inferiority. This leads to Self-hatred caused by recognition of their actual state of inferiority as well as the impurity of their own desires. No practical means of escape from genuine and never ending humiliations, combined with the promise of rewards (monetary, honor, and sensual), in this life and/or the next.

That's why we observe their blind devotion to anything Islam is like cult members. With their personal free agency surrendered to Islamic causes, Muslims find themselves between a rock and a hard place. In reality they can escape the spiral of despair, but they do not know it. They are held to their limited and perverse options by a combination of fear and ignorance. Did the one God of the universe create this social order that removes both personal choice and culpability for killing others, and which perpetuates misery and despair forever? Is this the final, best, and greatest religion Muslims claim it is? If not God, then who created this perfect secret society where you must kill or be killed to be saved?

Negash Mulugeta said...

We Christians would like to be sympathatic to the spiritual sufferings of the Muslims, which had been inflicted on them by Mohammad, but the Muslims don't give us the chance. Let's be honest, almost every one of them is schooled to hate Christians, they are taught to feel more superior and more vigilant than Christians. So why should we be nice to someone who swimms in an ocean of false superiority complex? Of course, every human is forced to disrespect their cause, abominate whatever action they take against non-Muslims. The truth hearts, but no rational humanbeing shouldn't care a bit about this sort of behaviour. So, apologists of Islam, back off!

Yo all know, many who have known devout followers of Allah have felt the distance between themselves and their associates. This anti-social philosophy also goes a long way to explain the experiences of many women who have married Muslims, only to be turned into slaves or otherwise treated harshly.

For example, in the officially ‘state sponsored’ Wahhabi controlled elementary schools in Saudi Arabia, Iran or other Muslim states, there is a fifth-grade lesson book that reads as follows: "It is forbidden for a Muslim to be a friend of one who does not believe in Allah and his Messenger or who fights the Islamic religion. God has severed the friendship between Muslims and infidels. The Muslim, even if he lives far away, is your brother-in-belief, while the infidel, even if he is your brother of kin, is your enemy by religion." Of course, it is the Qur’an itself that directs Muslims to break friendship and business ties and other allegiances with Christians, Jews, Hindus and, and, and. Can any Muslim deny this? I don't think so!

Anonymous said...

It is a known fact that every language has one or more terms that are used in reference to God and sometimes to lesser deities. This is not the case with Allah. Allah is the personal name of the One true God. Nothing else can be called Allah. The term has no plural or gender. This shows its uniqueness when compared with the word god which can be made plural, gods, or feminine, goddess. It is interesting to notice that Allah is the personal name of God in Aramaic, the language of Jesus and a sister language of Arabic. The One true God is a reflection of the unique concept that Islam associates with God. To a Muslim, Allah is the Almighty, Creator and Sustainer of the universe, Who is similar to nothing and nothing is comparable to Him. The Prophet Muhammad was asked by his contemporaries about Allah; the answer came directly from God Himself in the form of a short chapter of the Quran, which is considered the essence of the unity or the motto of monotheism. This is chapter 112 which reads:

"In the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate. Say (O Muhammad) He is God the One God, the Everlasting Refuge, who has not begotten, nor has been begotten, and equal to Him is not anyone."



Some non Muslims allege that God in Islam is a stern and cruel God who demands to be obeyed fully. He is not loving and kind. Nothing can be farther from truth than this allegation. It is enough to know that, with the exception of one, each of the 114 chapters of the Quran begins with the verse: "In the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate." In one of the sayings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) we are told that "God is more loving and kinder than a mother to her dear child." But God is also Just. Hence evildoers and sinners must have their share of punishment and the virtuous, His bounties and favors. Actually God's attribute of Mercy has full manifestation in His attribute of Justice. People suffering throughout their lives for His sake and people oppressing and exploiting other people all their lives should not receive similar treatment from their Lord. Expecting similar treatment for them will amount to negating the very belief in the accountability of man in the Hereafter and thereby negating all the incentives for a moral and virtuous life in this world. The following Quranic verses are very clear and straightforward in this respect:



"Verily, for the Righteous are gardens of Delight, in the Presence of their Lord. Shall We then treat the people of Faith like the people of Sin? What is the matter with you? How judge you?" (68:34-36)





Islam rejects characterizing God in any human form or depicting Him as favoring certain individuals or nations on the basis of wealth, power or race. He created the human beings as equals. They may distinguish themselves and get His favor through virtue and piety only. The concept that God rested in the seventh day of creation, that God wrestled with one of His soldiers, that God is an envious plotter against mankind, or that God is incarnate in any human being are considered blasphemy from the Islamic point of view. The unique usage of Allah as a personal name of God is a reflection of Islam's emphasis on the purity of the belief in God which is the essence of the message of all God's messengers. Because of this, Islam considers associating any deity or personality with God as a deadly sin which God will never forgive, despite the fact He may forgive all other sins.

The Creator must be of a different nature from the things created because if he is of the same nature as they are, he will be temporal and will therefore need a maker. It follows that nothing is like Him. If the maker is not temporal, then he must be eternal. But if he is eternal, he cannot be caused, and if nothing outside him causes him to continue to exist, which means that he must be Self-Sufficient. And if He does not depend on anything for the continuance of His own existence, then this existence can have no end. The Creator is therefore eternal and everlasting: 'He is the First and the Last.' He is Self-Sufficient or Self-Subsistent or, to use a Quranic term, Al-Qayyum. The Creator does not create only in the sense of bringing things into being, He also preserves them and takes them out of existence and is the ultimate cause of whatever happens to them.

"God is the Creator of everything. He is the guardian over everything. Unto Him belong the keys of the heavens and the earth." (39:62, 63) "No creature is there crawling on the earth, but its provision rests on God. He knows its lodging place and its repository." (11:6)





God's Attributes

If the Creator is Eternal and Everlasting, then His attributes must also be eternal and everlasting. He should not lose any of His attributes nor acquire new ones. If this is so, then His attributes are absolute. Can there be more than one Creator with such absolute attributes? Can there be for example, two absolutely powerful Creators? A moment's thought shows that this is not feasible. The Quran summarizes this argument in the following verses:

"God has not taken to Himself any son, nor is there any god with Him: For then each god would have taken of that which he created and some of them would have risen up over others." (23:91)

And Why, were there gods in earth and heaven other than God, they (heaven and earth) would surely go to ruin." (21:22)





The Oneness of God

The Quran reminds us of the falsity of all alleged gods. To the worshippers of man-made objects, it asks:

"Do you worship what you have carved yourself?" (37:95) "Or have you taken unto you others beside Him to be your protectors, even such as have no power either for good or for harm to themselves?" (13:16)



To the worshippers of heavenly bodies it cites the story of Abraham:

"When night outspread over him he say a star and said, 'This is my Lord.' But when it set he said, 'I love not the setters.' When he saw the moon rising, he said, 'This is my Lord.' But when it set he said, 'If my Lord does not guide me I shall surely be of the people gone astray.' When he say the sun rising, he said, 'This is my Lord; this is greater.' But when it set he said, 'O my people, surely I quit that which you associate, I have turned my face to Him Who originated the heavens and the earth; a man of pure faith, I am not of the idolaters.'" (6:76-79)





The Believer's Attitude

In order to be a Muslim, i.e., to surrender oneself to God, it is necessary to believe in the oneness of God, in the sense of His being the only Creator, Preserver, Nourisher, etc. But this belief - later on called "Tawhid Ar-Rububiyyah is not enough." Many of the idolaters knew and believed that only the Supreme God could do all this. but that was not enough to make them Muslims. To tawhid ar-rububiyyah one must add tawhid al'uluhiyyah, i.e., one acknowledges the fact that is God alone Who deserves to be worshipped, and thus abstains from worshipping any other thing or being. Having achieved this knowledge of the one true God, man should constantly have faith in Him, and should allow nothing to induce him to deny truth. When faith enters a person's heart, it causes certain mental states which result in certain actions. Taken together these mental states and actions are the proof for the true faith. The Prophet said,

"Faith is that which resides firmly in the heart and which is proved by deeds."



Foremost among those mental states is the feeling of gratitude towards God, which could be said to be the essence of 'ibada' (worship). The feeling of gratitude is so important that a non-believer is called 'kafir,' which means 'one who denies a truth' and also 'one who is ungrateful.' A believer loves, and is grateful to God for the bounties He bestowed upon him, but being aware of the fact that his good deeds, whether mental or physical, are far from being commensurate with Divine favors, he is always anxious lest God should punish him, here or in the Hereafter. He, therefore, fears Him, surrenders himself to Him and serves Him with great humility. One cannot be in such a mental state without being almost all the time mindful of God. Remembering God is thus the life force of faith, without which it fades and withers away. The Quran tries to promote this feeling of gratitude by repeating the attributes of God very frequently. We find most of these attributes mentioned together in the following verses of the Quran:

"He is God; there is no god but He, He is the Knower of the unseen and the visible; He is the All-Merciful, the All-Compassionate. He is God, there is no God but He. He is the King, the All-Holy, the All-Peace, the Guardian of Faith, the All-Preserver, the All-Mighty, the All-Compeller, the All-Sublime. Glory be to God, above that they associate! He is God the Creator, the Maker, the Shaper. To Him belong the Names Most Beautiful. All that is in the heavens and the earth magnifies Him; He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise." (59:22-24)

"There is no god but He, the Living, the Everlasting. Slumber seizes Him not, neither sleep; to Him belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth. Who is there that shall intercede with Him save by His leave? He knows what lies before them and what is after them, and they comprehend not anything of His knowledge save such as He wills. His throne comprises the heavens and earth; the preserving of them oppresses Him not; He is the All-High, the All-Glorious." (2:255)

"People of the Book, go not beyond the bounds in your religion, and say not as to God but the truth. The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was only the Messenger of God, and His Word that He committed to Mary, and a Spirit from Him. So believe in God and His Messengers, and say not, 'Three.' Refrain; better is it for you. God is only one God. Glory be to Him - (He is) above having a son." (4:171)

Anonymous said...

John Samuel
Frist I would like to thanks our God to allow we christians till we heard the truth who Islamic reliogin is and from where they come and why they try to monopolize us simply through their unconsiderable way and force;for which asingle song of our church is enough to destruct and come over it like that of Iseara'els vs Iyaricos wall.
Then after I would like to ask the whole musilms some more questions;that is:-
1. Who have asenoirity on life? if your aswer is "Allah" why you kill chritians? b/c I try to read one article from Quran the Amaharic
version which allow to kill the oboser of Allah and his followers
2.Do you know the quran book itself? If yes, Why the book that you believe throuwn/given from not God but Allah "b/c Allah does't mean that God" contain two words which oppose each other? we orthodox chritian believe our God does't taught us or Speak us two different words our Bible also certify this truth woprds from differt article of bible does't
oppose each other
3. Why Muslim male didn't greet female? if this is the rule it is good that male muslim doesnit seek peace b/c greeting some body is by it self it is the indication of some body internal love which is expresed for you by a peace lover of our country king Minlik II by greetting you intialy when you 'migrate' from meca to Ethiopia!
General please see each and every thing posetively and try to analyse your religion b/c unless you love and leave for your friends you never love or leave on behlf of God!that is why christian select to be killed by you and leave every thing for God to take his measure rathur than killing you and taking their own measure this is the smpol of christianity and also humanity so I pray for you

Blog Archive

የአቡነ ጳውሎስ "ሐውልተ ስምዕ"

ነጻ ፓትርያርክ ምርጫ ቢሆን ኖሮ ማንን ይመርጡ ነበር? እንበልና ሁሉም ነገር ሥርዓቱን ጠብቆ የተከናወነ የእጩዎች ምርጫ ቢሆን ኖሮ፣ አሁን የምናነሣቸው ጉድለቶች ባይኖሩ ኖሮ፣ 6ኛው ፓትርያርክ እንዲሆን የምትመርጡት ማንን ነበር? (ማሳሰቢያ፦ አሁን ያለው ክፍፍል እና የመንግሥት ተጽዕኖ ባይኖር ኖሮ ተብሎ የሚመለስ ጥያቄ ነው። የምን “ባይኖር ኖሮ ነው” የሚል አስተያየት ካለዎትም እናከብራለን።)